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Conservation Visitor Ranger, City of Ipswich

Conservation Visitor Ranger
City of Ipswich

(Inserted 230/04/2024)

About the Role

Do you love being in nature? Do you love sharing your passion for nature? Do you love showcasing our wonderful natural and eco-friendly activities?

If so, you can do all of that as our Conservation Visitor Ranger. As part of the Environment and Sustainability Education and Awareness team in the role you will engage visitors in Council’s conservation estates and reserves providing positive nature base recreation experiences.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver visitor experiences and assist in organising and running nature-based recreation activities, guided walks, and interpretative talks
  • Support biodiversity and habitat improvement programs and be involved in the planning, management and activation of conservation estates and reserves.
  • Provide input into conservation works projects and notification of maintenance needs
  • Report major trail defects and upgrade requirements, and manage small projects to deliver minor improvements to trail networks
  • Identify emerging issues and opportunities for natural area management and nature- based recreation, including alignment with industry standards in track design, construction, maintenance and activity management.
  • Collect, monitor and interpret visitation data, user behaviour and impacts of nature- based recreation on visitor infrastructure and conservation values

View the position description for more details about the role.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Management, Natural Area Management, Natural Resource Management or similar discipline and/or substantial experience to carry out the range of duties required.
  • Current Queensland “C” class driver’s licence
  • Current Blue Card
  • Ability to work effectively with people of all ages and fitness levels and to engage visitors and volunteers in nature-based recreation activities
  • Knowledge of the principles of nature-based recreation and natural area management A pre-employment medical will be required for this role.

About the benefits

This is a permanent full-time position, level 3-5 with a salary between $77,104 – $97,189 plus superannuation of up to 12.5%.

  • Become a key member of a team that is passionate and dedicated to building a positive, inclusive, and constructive workplace culture.
  • Supportive culture that promotes a healthy work/life balance
  • Ongoing learning, development, and career opportunities
  • Employee health and wellbeing programs
  • Four (4) weeks annual leave with 5% loading, cultural leave, and other leave options
  • A variety of salary packaging options that includes, financial advice, income protection insurance, professional membership, novated leases and more.

Join us

If you share our values and are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for the Ipswich community, then this could be the role for you.

Please apply online and submit:

  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages describing how your skills and experience will assist in meeting the requirements of this role
  • A resume of no more than 4 pages including current licences/tickets/qualifications/certificates/visa that you hold

Closing date: 3 May 2024

Please direct any related questions to careers@ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre- employment screening which may include a criminal history check.

Ipswich City Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace by supporting equal opportunities regardless of gender, culture, generation, sexual orientation, or disability. We promote a respectful workplace culture that is free from all forms of harassment, workplace bullying, discrimination, and violence.

Apply now

We’re Hiring! Work for Queensland Walks

Queensland Walks

(Inserted 22/4/2024)

We are looking for a collaborative team member who is energetic, self-sufficient, and motivated and will work successfully within a small and dynamic team (staff and volunteers) and have confidence to work autonomously.

You may have a background in NFP advocacy, active transport planning, community engagement and stakeholder management or even in the community services, ageing, health, environment, or disability sectors; or you will have demonstrated ability to develop new projects to support new revenue streams for a Not-for-Profit organisation. You will have a willingness to learn key pedestrian and active transport advocacy topics and content required to develop the program and products and services.

We are looking for a passionate individual with experience in marketing and promotion of the organisation’s new and existing services. A knowledge and understanding of program design and development will be beneficial.

Business Development and Communications role (pdf)

Business Dev and Communications role (word)

Contact Anna Campbell, Queensland Walks for more information info@queenslandwalks.org.au 

Outdoor Education Program Coordinator / Senior Instructor, Kokoda Youth Foundation
Outdoor Education Program Coordinator / Senior Instructor
Kokoda Youth Foundation
Maroon, QLD
(Inserted 22/3/2024)

Salary: $67,000 – $72,000 pa. + overnight allowances & super
Full-time position

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda. The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Kokoda Outdoor Education.

Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 7 self-sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

Purpose of the Role
The Outdoor Education Program Coordinator/Senior Instructor is an exciting opportunity for a ‘hands on’ highly motivated individual to join our team. Reporting to the Outdoor Education Operations Supervisor, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and have a passion for working with our younger school aged generation.

About You
To be successful in this role, you must be someone who enjoys working in the great outdoors, working collaboratively, and is not afraid of hard work. Your creative solution focused approach combined with a passion for connecting with people, the outdoors and the environments you work in will serve you well where no day is ever the same!

Key Duties (including but not limited to)

  • Attend to all pre and post-program duties to ensure the smooth running of all programs;
  • Coordinate all aspects of each program;
  • To effectively brief, oversee, conduct and debrief with a challenge by choice framework with activities such as high ropes, low ropes, giant swing, free fall, crate stack, abseiling, archery, initiatives, canoeing and expedition hikes;
  • Manage safe and efficient use of all activities, guide participants at any activity site and rescue, evacuate, or administer first aid if and when required;
  • Consult with the group to select appropriate meals including dietaries for the duration of the camp. Select the appropriate food and quantities and organise for movement of this food with the group. Supervise preparation and cooking of food;
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed during the program and before client departure;

As Senior Instructor, you may from time to time lead de-briefs and facilitate one on one training of new instructors;

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in Outdoor education or recreational program planning and program facilitation;
  • Expedition style program design and delivery experience and experience with varied age groups;
  • Recognised Outdoor Education/recreation qualifications (abseil, canoeing, high and low ropes, bushwalking);
    Wilderness First Aid;
  • Current drivers licence and Working With Children Blue Card (or the ability to acquire);
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter to zelda@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.

Outdoor Educator and Camp Facilitator, Opentrax

Outdoor Educator and Camp Facilitator
Opentrax
https://opentrax.com.au

(Inserted 13/3/2024)

At Opentrax, we’re on a mission to harness the transformative power of nature to foster learning, growth, and connection. Our Outdoor Educators are the backbone of this vision, guiding participants through immersive outdoor experiences that not only entertain but also promote personal development. With a focus on supporting individuals with ADHD, ASD, and anxiety, our educators work closely with our allied health professionals to create a nurturing environment where all can thrive.

Role Overview:

As an Outdoor Educator and Camp Facilitator, you will lead participants through a variety of outdoor activities designed to encourage educational and therapeutic outcomes. Our camps, which range from individual sessions to small group settings, offer a dynamic and rewarding environment where no two days are the same. Your role extends beyond facilitation to include planning and delivering diverse programs, ensuring the safety and engagement of all involved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate outdoor activities with a focus on sensory awareness, active participation, and the use of natural resources to achieve specific educational and therapeutic outcomes.
  • Collaborate with allied health professionals to support the well-being and development of children and adults, focusing on those with ADHD, ASD, and anxiety.
  • Plan and deliver innovative programs for youth and adult camps, maintaining equipment, conducting safety briefings, and managing records and administration tasks.
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership, communication, and organisational skills, creating a supportive and engaging environment for all participants.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in developing and delivering outdoor education programs and camps.
  • Competency in managing small groups and instructing outdoor activities such as bushwalking, kayaking, mountain biking, and climbing.
  • Strong leadership abilities with the skill to establish positive relationships and manage challenging situations effectively.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure.
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service and the capacity to empathise and support individuals under physically and emotionally demanding circumstances.

Qualifications:

  • Outdoor Education Qualifications (Certificate III or IV).
  • Senior First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Valid Working with Children Check.
  • Current Driver’s License.

Desirable:

  • Relevant industry experience and qualifications such as a Bronze Medallion.
  • Enthusiasm for outdoor activities, with the ability to assess situations rapidly and act decisively.
  • An interest in getting an MTB qualification to run more advanced biking camps
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

What We Offer:

  • A casual position with the potential for full-time employment for candidates passionate about career advancement and development within our team.
  • A unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful change in individuals’ lives through the power of outdoor education and community.
  • Work From Home admin tasks, flexible scheduling for admin hours.

Location:

This position is based in South East Queensland, making it an ideal opportunity for those living in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Our location offers the perfect backdrop for our outdoor education programs, providing a diverse range of natural landscapes for our activities. Whether you’re navigating the lush hinterlands or facilitating activities along the picturesque coastline, you’ll find that our camps are as rewarding for our staff as they are for our participants.

Join us at Opentrax, where your passion for the outdoors and commitment to fostering growth and connection can truly make a difference. For more information, please email admin@opentrax.com.au

Outdoor Education Teacher, Samford Valley Steiner School

Outdoor Education Teacher
Samford Valley Steiner School
Wights Mountain, QLD

 (Inserted 14/2/2024)

Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking an Outdoor Education Teacher on a Fixed-term, Full-time 12-month contract commencing ASAP for 2024.

Guided and directed by the Outdoor Education Coordinator and working within the philosophy and principles of Steiner Education, the Outdoor Education Assistant will assist the Outdoor Education Coordinator, and the teachers to implement the outdoor education curriculum.

The successful applicant will be required to provide both general and teaching support to the Outdoor Education Staff and Classroom Teachers on camps, including pastoral care for the students.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to and understanding of duty of care, a willingness to participate actively in the life of the school community and be committed to ongoing individual and collaborative professional development.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified or Graduate teacher (QCT Registration required)
  • Education or Educational Support or working towards achieving this.
  • Current First Aid qualifications
  • Current Blue Card.

The Role Description contains more information about this role and the required qualifications. The role description and information about the application process can be found on the school’s website: https://www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au/employment-opportunities/

For further information please contact the Outdoor Education Coordinator: sroberts@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

To apply for the role please head to the school’s website: https://www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au/employment-opportunities/

Closing Date: We encourage submission asap, as applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

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